2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament: 6 SEC teams set for winner-take-all Monday games
Monday is winner-take-all in the NCAA baseball regionals as teams around the country look to advance to Super Regionals.
Auburn and UCLA will resume their game after it was suspended in the 6th inning. The Tigers are leading 9-0. The game is set to resume at 3 p.m. ET on Monday. On Sunday night, the game went into a weather delay at 10:42 p.m. local time, and was put on halt for the night.
Ole Miss’ Tim Elko led the charge for the Rebels offensively, including a 2-run double in the 6th inning. The senior reached all 4 times and went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and the game’s biggest hit.
For Florida, Carsten Finnvold, a freshman left-hander, turned in one of the most improbable pitching performances in program history to keep the Gators’ season alive on Sunday night on a day when the Gators beat Central Michigan and Oklahoma.
At LSU, coach Jay Johnson said the Tigers will turn the page: “Tonight doesn’t have anything to do with tomorrow unless the players let it and we will not do that. Our approach will be to get 27 outs as fast as we can with as few of the guys from Southern Miss scoring. I don’t really have an answer of what that looks like just yet, but we will by the time the bell rings tomorrow.”
For the Vandy Boys, the Commodores got a big start from Devin Futrell (9-3), who notched his fourth quality start on the season with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits and 2 walks, struck out 4 batters to earn his team-leading ninth win on the season.
Arkansas (40-19) went back-and-forth with host and No. 1 seed Oklahoma State (42-21) before a 14-10 in 10 innings on Sunday night in the NCAA Stillwater Regional final.
Here’s the rest of the schedule (All times ET):
- Ole Miss vs. Arizona, 1 p.m.
- Oklahoma vs. Florida, 1 p.m.
- Southern Miss vs. LSU, 4 p.m.
- Vanderbilt vs. Oregon State 4 p.m.
- Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State 7 p.m.